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While dating books of the Bible is important, in most cases it does not change how we understand the meaning of the Book. Take Genesis for example. When Genesis was written - during the lifetime of Moses - is important for establishing the creditability of the book. It even helps to establish the creditability of Jesus Who taught that Moses wrote it.
However, we can understand what the author meant by what he wrote - whether we agree or not - without having conformation of the writing date. Most Bible books are like that.
The Book of Revelation is an exception. If we do not start with the right date of Revelation, we will misunderstand and misapply most of what Jesus is saying through John.
In this letter he predicts a terrorist attack on New York. If you look at the date on the letter and it states Feb. If, on the other hand, you look at the date and it states Feb. The letter is the same, what made the difference? The letter is obviously predictive prophecy.
That being the case, it cannot refer to an event that has already happened. It must refer to an event future to when the letter was written. The date does not prove the letter refers to the twin towers, but it certainly makes it a strong possibility.
The later date removes the twin towers from even being a possibility. The same is true of the date of Revelation. There are two major ideas as to the date of Revelation.
What difference does it make? Revelation is obviously predictive prophecy. Then the Book of Revelation might apply to events of world history - down through time, in our time, or even in our future. The entire meaning of the book turns on the date of Revelation. The most popular view is the Domitian date of Revelation.
If you have read anything I have written on the subject of " end times " and revelation, you will immediately recognize that the Domitian date of Revelation instantly proves me wrong.
In order for the interpretation of Revelation that I present to be correct, the date of Revelation must be in the time of Nero. In fact this thought has probably already occurred to some of you: To be fair, if I can do this, then you should allow that my view of Revelation deserves serious consideration.
Revelation has been the subject of controversy almost from the beginning of church history. Down through the ages reliable, God-loving, and scholarly people have been divided on the date of Revelation.
For any "side" to claim that everyone of importance agrees or has agreed with their position is just plain false. Sincere Christians have used both external and internal evidence to try and establish the date of Revelation.
External evidence is evidence that is presented from outside of Scripture. It can be important to know what the early church fathers believed.The book of Revelation was written by the apostle John (Revelation , 4, 9; ). That is the internal evidence of the book and the external testimony of early church fathers.
The Muratorian Fragment, an early document listing most of the books belonging to the New Testament, states that the apostle John wrote the Apocalypse or Revelation.
Summary Summary of the Book of Revelation.
This summary of the book of Revelation provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Revelation.
The inscription to the book of Revelation, in the Syrian version, first published by Deuteronomy Dieu, in , and, afterwards in the London Polyglot, is the following, "The Revelation which God made to John the evangelist, in the Island of Patmos, to which he was banished by Nero Caesar.".
Traditionally, the book of Revelation has been dated near the end of the first century, around A.D. Some writers, however, have advanced the preterist (from a Latin word meaning “that which is past”) view, contending that the Apocalypse was penned around A.D.
68 or 69, and thus the thrust of the book is supposed to relate to the impending destruction of Jerusalem (A.D. 70). We date the book of Revelation some time during the end of the reign of Emperor Domitian (AD 95).
John was a prophet who was writing about the future—not a historian or an apologist who was writing about the past. If Revelation was an apologetics text, we might expect him to mention this fulfilled prophecy.
However, Revelation is a book. The Book of Revelation and the First Years of Nero's Reign - Catholic Gonzalo Rojas Flores "According to ecclesiastical tradition, the Book of Revelation was written by the apostle John, the son of Zebedee, about the year 95, during his exile in Patmos, shortly before writing the fourth gospel in Ephesus.